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First Annual Gourd Dance Portland
Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 11:00am to Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 11:00pm
First Annual Gourd Dance Portland

First Annual Gourd Dance Portland

Wisdom of the Elders, PSU's Indigenous Nations Studies, PSU's American Indian Urban Teacher Program, PSU's United Indian Students in Higher Education, and the Native American Youth and Family Center would like to invite you to the First Annual Gourd Dance Portland.

All Gourd Dance Program

Master of Ceremonies: Tom Phillips & Arlie Neskahi

Host Drum: Big Medicine ( Head Singer - Hershel Kaulaity)

Head Gourd Dancer: Antone Minthorn

Invited Gourd Dance Group: Nez Perce Warrior Society Clan

Waterboys: Jason Stacona & Ed Goodell

Color Guard:Northwest Indian Vetrans Association

When: Saturday, October 8, 2011

Time:   11:00am-5:00pm    Gourd Dance

            5:00pm-6:00pm     Supper Break

           6:00pm-7:00pm      Parade-in for dignitaries & club Royalty

           7:00pm-10:00pm    Gourd Dance continues

          10:00pm-11:00pm   War journey songs (A.K.A. 49 songs)

Where: NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97218

All local Royalty are invited to attend. Information pertaining to the gourd dance, contact Dr. Cornell Pewewardy at Portland State University (503) 725-9689 or email cornelp@pdx.edu. Applications and vendor information please call Theresa Smith at NAYA (503) 288-8177 ext. 221 or Tracy Bogard (503) 228-8177 ext. 316.
This event is free to the public (no admissison fee) and a non-smoking event. Bring your own folding chairs.